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Rita Martha Anna No Hiemstra


Rita Martha Anna Hiemstra

Cedar Rapids

Rita Martha Anna Hiemstra, 87, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

Celebration of Life services will be held Tuesday, June 14 at 11 a.m. Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling St., SW. Private family burial will take place at a later date.

Rita Martha Anna Reiche was born on October 14, 1934 to Willi and Gertrud (Bull) Reiche in Berlin, Germany. She graduated from a business school there and worked for Wella until she moved to the United States.

On December 31, 1953, she married Robert Hiemstra in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The couple then moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she worked for Wilson & Co. and J-Tech Associates until her retirement. Robert predeceased her in January 2001.

Rita gardened every summer, fed the birds every winter, and never failed to send a birthday card to her family, including her great-nieces and nephews. She and Robert adored their little poodles and enjoyed boating, camping and traveling in their RV.

She is survived by her brother, Gunter (Kay) Reiche, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; nieces, Susan (Dave) Claypool, Parnell, Iowa, Heidi Reiche Hodges, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and Sandra (Bill) Cain, Bloomfield, Iowa; nephew, Eric (Jean) Reiche, DeForest, Wis; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nora Joy (Don) Moore of Cedar Rapids.

Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.